Bricker gets his gal!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳🤬😏🥵😍
The heroine: Holly Bosley – she grew up abroad with parents that were archeologists. Her parents and their best friends always traveled together. She grew up alongside their son, James. They were best friends their entire lives and got married after college.
The Hero(s): Justin Bricker – enforcer and rogue hunter, Justin is the youngest of the enforcers at just over 100 years old. He never expected to meet his life mate so early, especially after seeing some of his friends that had been alive for more than a thousand years old waiting for theirs. However, when a human woman catches him throwing bodies in a crematorium, he finds that he can’t read her thoughts.
The Story: Holly runs from Justin and ends up getting hurt. Bricker has no choice but to turn her or lose his life mate forever. Though he doesn’t find out until later that she is already married. Due to the laws for the immortals, Justin can’t use any undue immortal influence to get in between a married couple.
I didn’t think I would like this one as much as some of the others in this series. I usually hate it when one of the protagonists is married to or involved with someone else unless that person is a cheater or abuser, so deserve to be left behind. Though with that said, it was pretty great to see Justin, who has been pretty cocky and arrogant about being a ladies man, try to woo Holly without using immortal life mate powers of persuasion. I really liked Justin and the guys training Holly on being immortal.
I do love this series. It is so refreshing to have a long series like this where each book is basically a stand-alone. Some characters from other books appear in each new book, but I started this series at book 30 and since then have skipped around the series and I am not missing anything. There isn’t a big recurring theme going through the series like a war against another group where you would be lost if you read the books out of order.
The narration was fine, though nothing spectacular. If you have read my reviews in the past, you know that I like dual narration with a man and a woman. I think even if the book is told in one POV, they can still do the narration as dual, just having the male read the man’s part and female read the woman parts. Though I did like this was told mostly from Justin’s POV and Chris Andrew Ciulla did a good job with the narration.
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